Babatunde Fashola ‘Former governor failed,’ Lagos PDP says

The PDP also said that Fashola under-performed due to his over-dependence on a godfather and his own self-belief.

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The Lagos Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the recently concluded tenure of former Governor, Babatunde Fashola as a failure.

The PDP also said that Fashola under-performed due to his over-dependence on a godfather and his own self-belief.

This was contained in a statement released on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani.

The statement reads:

 “While we hope the best for Lagos State, it is our objective projection that Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode may not depart from the propagandist government now institutionalised in the state by Governor Fashola.”

 “It is, however, our wish that the state prospers and so we admonish Ambode to get close to God and jettison ‘godfatherism’ in order to make any appreciable success.”

“By upholding this tenet, Mr. Ambode will implement policies for the people and not continue in the manner that (suggests) the state economy is in the hands of a godfather.”

“With monthly internally generated revenue of at least N27bn, no governor should fail in Lagos state. But former Governor Fashola left office leaving the state with the highest local and international debt profile in the federation. The former governor failed because of his over-dependence on a godfather and his own self-belief.”

 The PDP also expressed optimism that its governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje would be victorious at the State Election Tribunal where he has filed a case challenging the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and new Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

In response however, Fashola’s Special Adviser on Media, Hakeem Bello, described the party’s statement as amusing.

“It’s ironic that the PDP, a party that failed woefully at the national level could issue such a statement,” Bello told Punch.

Fashola handed over to Ambode on Friday after eight years of service and many Lagosians were said to see him go.

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